Day: August 10, 2015

Rev. Kinman in St. Louis embraces #BlackLivesMatter, shelters activists in Christ Church Cathedral

Rev. Kinman in St. Louis embraces #BlackLivesMatter, shelters activists in Christ Church Cathedral

The St Louis American interviewed The Very Rev. Mike Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, about his enthusiastic support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Rev. Kinman has lost some parishioners and faced some criticism from people who seem tired of hearing about the activists and the issues they raise. From the article: “Some people have said, […]

What effect did the atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki have on Japanese Christianity?

What effect did the atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki have on Japanese Christianity?

Mari Shibata, an independent journalist in Japan, writes about the bombing of Urakami Cathedral and 84 year old parishioner, Shigemi Fukahori , who survived the atomic bomb because he’d taken the day off from Christian summer school to work at a factory. The bombing largely killed non-combatants, and decimated the Christian community in Nagasaki; the Cathedral was […]

Fourth blogger critical of extremists murdered in Bangladesh

Fourth blogger critical of extremists murdered in Bangladesh

NPR reports that Niloy Chakrabati Neel, a blogger who advocated for a secular society and criticized Islamic extremists, was murdered by members of Ansar-al-Islam, a group US intelligence believes is an affiliate of al-Qaida. From NPR: As we reported in February, Bangladeshi-born U.S. citizen Avijit Roy, described as a science writer and blog site moderator, was also […]